Kyle Busch adds Nationwide Series arm to his team

Kyle Busch will expand his team's NASCAR operation to the Nationwide Series in 2012, fielding a fully-funded Toyota Camry next year

Kyle Busch adds Nationwide Series arm to his team

Busch announced on Friday at Talladega Superspeedway that Kyle Busch Motorsports will continue to run the #18 entry in the Truck Series in 2012, while adding a full-time entry in the second-tier series.

The outfit first ran in Nationwide last May at Charlotte with support from NEMCO Motorsports, entering a car for Kimi Raikkonen following his debut in the Truck series a week earlier with KBM.

"Obviously it takes funding to do this deal and we wouldn't be able to do it without the partner that we've acquired," said Busch. "With working with them and going through all the due diligence and getting everything put down on paper, certainly it's been an exciting time.

"We've been going through this process for about four months. We're ready and excited that the opportunity has finally come that we can move up to the Nationwide Series. We wanted to do that at Kyle Busch Motorsports for a couple of years."

Busch, the 2009 Nationwide Series champion, is expected to drive for his own squad next year both in Trucks and Nationwide, although his team's line-up for the whole season will be announced at a later date.

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